Maingear Mingles with Richland, Offers A-10 6800K APU-based Systems Starting at $649
Starting with the less expensive of the two, a Maingear Vybe machine configured with an AMD A-10 6800K CPU runs $649 and up. A baseline configuration consists of a Vybe 2012 chassis, MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 motherboard, 8GB of DDR3-2133, AMD Radeon HD 8570D (integrated into the APU) + Radeon HD 6570 discrete graphics, 1TB hard drive, 24X CD burner, 430W power supply, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and a 3-year parts and labor warranty.
If you have a bigger budget, you can upgrade parts of the Vybe, or step up to a Potenza, which starts at $799 for a setup based around AMD's new APU. Other baseline parts include an MSI FM2-A75IA-E53 motherboard, 8GB of DDR3-2133 memory, Radeon HD 8670D graphics (integrated), 500GB hard drive, 8X DVD burner, 450W power supply, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and 1-year warranty with lifetime phone support.
"PC enthusiasts, gamers and small businesses are able to experience accelerated performance with the new AMD A-Series processors without breaking the bank." said Wallace Santos, CEO and Founder of Maingear. "With the new AMD A-10 6800k in our systems, PC enthusiast and gamers will experience an elite experience in performance and computing."
The A-10 6800K is a quad-core chip clocked at 4.1GHz. It has 4MB of L2 cache, an unlocked multiplier, and a 100W TDP.